Gayatri Mantra, also known as the Savitri Mantra, is a deeply worshiped mantra from the Rig Veda (Mandala 3.62.10), one of the highest spiritual texts of the Sanatan Dharma, dedicated to Savitr. Savitr in Vedas is an Aditya, offspring of the mother goddess Aditi. The sun before sunrise is mentioned as “Savitr” in Rig Veda, and “Surya” after sunrise. Gayatri, the name of the Goddess of the Vedic Mantra in which the verse, made up of 24 syllables, is contrived. They produce intense Physical and Psychological effects on the human body. There are various health benefits of Reciting the Mantra.
Some benefits of Gayatri Mantra on our body
It Calms Mind
The Mantra precedes with OM. When we chant the Mantra, its recitation activates the vibrations that start from your lips and moves along with the tongue, palate, back of the skull, and throat makes our body release relaxing hormones and helps to calm our mind. Regular Recitation of the Mantra makes you more focused by improving your concentration and peace to the mind.
Strengthens the Immune System
The enhanced immune system is one of the significant benefits of the Gayatri Mantra. Regular recitation of the Mantra makes sure that your body remains protected from common diseases and infection. When a person recites the Mantra putting pressure on body parts like the tongue, lips, vocal cord, it creates vibrations in and around the brain. The resonance triggers the hypothalamus, making our brain function more efficiently. Hypothalamus is the main gland that helps to establish the balance of many body activities, including immunity. Gayatri Mantra recitation also activates the seven chakra points in our body.
International Journal of Yoga recently revealed that individuals who chanted the Gayatri Mantra periodically had better concentration and memory power. Chanting the Mantra activates the first three chakras in the body, Crown (Sahasrara), Third Eye (Ajna) & Throat (Visuddha). These Chakras are connected with the brain and thyroid gland, resulting in improved concentration and memory by triggering the associated glands.
When you chant the Mantra with composed breaths, it improves the operation of your lungs. Deep breaths fill the body cells with oxygen keeping your body fit. Deep breaths are also beneficial for cardiovascular and hypertension. According to the British Medical Journal, Chanting Gayatri Mantra synchronizes and normalizes the heartbeats helping them, to stay fit.
Enhances the functioning of Nerves
When you chant the Mantra, it boosts and revitalizes the functioning of nerves in your body through vibrations. It results in the proper discharge of neurotransmitters in the body and helps in the smooth conduction of impulses.
Keeps Depression & Stress at Bay
Regular recitation of Gayatri Mantra to decrease the damage triggered by toxicity and oxidation. It reverses the disorder caused by Stress and Depression. Even doctors suggest chanting the Mantra to overcome symptoms of depression and increase positivity. Gayatri Mantra activates the vagus nerve that affects individuals suffering from depression and epilepsy. It empowers the release of endorphin and other relaxing hormones.
Apart from health, there are several beauty benefits of the Mantra. The vibrations produced by chanting the Mantra activates vital points in the body and on the face. It helps in eliminating toxins from the body and facial cells. Periodic chanting boosts your skin glow, making you look younger.
Helps in compressing symptoms of Asthma
The Mantra chanting affects breathing resulting in great relief to patients with Asthma. Periodic chanting rectifies problems like heavy breathing and improves the function of the lungs. Regularly chanting the month with proper technique gives fast and promising results. The Mantra also helps in rectifying many other breathing problems. Under proper guidance, chanting can benefit Pregnant women and young children as it affects the body positively.